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a pro. melissa: breaking news right now. the justice department announcing hsbc will pay a whopping $1.9 billion to settle a money-laundering probe. o'connell charges be filed? adam shapiro in the news from following this story so closely and has more now. adam. >> we're all getting caught up in $1.9 billion historic fine, but not one person from hsbc will be prosecuted for what the assistant u.s. attorney general says was blatant and egregious violations of u.s. law. it is worse than that. they went on his hsbc work with governments to break the law, foreign governments with terrorists they threatened by their actions the lives of u.s. citizens. saying at one point, and this is a quote, he says i don't think anyone is alleging hsbc was the mastermind of many of these schemes. rather the compliance was so lax that it was allowed to happen. listen to what he said at the beginning of the conference about how hsbc helped governments rake the law. in his own words. >> on at least one occasion hsbc instructed a bank in iran how to format payment messages so that the transactions would not b
.s. and brazil while warning over a week's global recovery. >>> and hsbc agreed to settle money laundering charges, paying a record $1.9 billion fine. >>> and we're getting the bumping out here today, not only because it's christmas, but -- >> because james ferguson is here. >> and we are finally in the same place at the same time. ♪ reunited and it feels so good ♪ >> there we go. >> my apologies to everyone for that. >> how about that voice? i feel a christmas sing along coming on at some point. >> it's the holt day spirit. >> it is. >> also, we are outside the u.s. senate. we're going to see just how much progress has been made or how little progress between the president and congress on the fiscal cliff situation. >>> and we'll find out just how much the european debt crisis has affected tourist's willingness to travel to southern europe. >> and then south korea's presidential election, yes, it's not just japan, and what to expect from the winner. >>> let's just plug you into where we are with this global market. more now on the global trading day in europe. 5-4 advances just about
factories pick up the pace in november, both hsbc and the official pmi readings hit multimonth highs, both in expansion territory. it's another month of contraction for manufacturing in the eurozone. the region still in the grip of the crisis. white house and congress may need to call the auto club to jump-start budget talks which have stalled on discussions over taxes. and singapore airlines confirms it's in talks to sell its stake in virgin atlantic. delta is amongst the frontrunners. comes around quickly. december, we're already here. not long before christmas and we have the november final pmis out of the eurozone confirmed at 46.2. that was the flash, 45.4 was october. so slightly higher. the highest since march. but 46 still deep in contraction territory. output numbers, 46.1. so that's going in the right direction. and the final manufacturing pmi export orders 46.4. again, a tick higher than the 45.9 flash, the highest since march. so the contraction activity easing to an eight month low if you can explain away like that. euro-dollar 1.3026. we did gets a high as 1.3048 which would
remaining stake in aig... and reports say regulators have a $1.9 billion dollar settlement with hsbc. the bank is accussed of laundering money for drug dealers and terrorists. john brady of rj o'brien joins us now. john, are you seeing any special positioning ahead of the fed? > > we have angie. over the course of the last two weeks so, we have seen equity markets continue to "melt up," as traders would say, continue to be sort of supported by this idea that the federal reserve is going to continue its method of quantitative easing. the fed meeting to start today. however, we will receive the announcement from the fed tomorrow, perhaps around 1:00 or so wednesday. but, the idea is that risk assets, both equities and metals, commodities mostly, continue to melt higher with the idea that the fed is going to continue to monetize its debt and supply excess reserves to the economy. > what about tax management? what are you seeing with investors and traders trying to avoid that fiscal cliff, although potentially that could happen next year? > > we have seen two big trades really, angie. fi
.s. authorities are preparing to announce a record $1.9 billion settlement with hsbc to settle multiple investigations that the bank ignored possible money laundering. hsbc admitted to poor money laundering controls last summer following a u.s. senate investigation. >>> the journal reports that the settlement could be announced as early as tuesday. >>> petsmart and limited brands are the latest in a long list of u.s. companies offering special one-time payments or accelerated dividends before scheduled tax hikes in the new year. petsmart declared a special dividend of 16.5 cents a share payable to investors december 30 first. it would have been payable in february. that is the latest from the fox business network, giving you the power to prosper liz: so the robert f. kennedy center for justice and human rights is holding its annual holiday auctions. this one's amazing for business viewers. it is ending tomorrow. this year the fund-raiser is featuring a whole bunch items with financial leaders one of whom joins us right now. robert wolf is the ceo and founder of 32 advisors and formerly
's biggest bank, hsbc, bank santander and international finance corporation are among them. it is layer for a japanese bank to lead such a large, financial deal especially when there isn't any local corporate or government involvement. this project could mark a milestone for japanese banks in their attempt to create a bigger presence in the global market. the plant will be built by braskan and mexico's group odessa. it's due to start operations by 2015. that's all from nikkei business report. back to you, kelly. >> thanks very much for that. >>> now, plans for the london and moscow listings suffered a blow this year when goldman sachs withdrew as a lead individualser on the ipo of alleged corporate governance issues. in a cnbc global exclusive, geoff cutmore asked alisher usmanov if events in october hurt his relationships. >> translator: i have always respected lloyd blankfein. goldman sachs is a company with which we are working with, the company that i control is working with. that is to say, i believe we will continue to work with gold pan sacks in the future. there is no doubt in m
more competitive. according to hsbc in 2000 mexican workers earned nearly five times the salary of their chinese peers. but by 2011, mexican workers were only about a third more expensive than chinese workers. when you project all these advantages into the next few years, mexico's economic future looks robust. the national intelligence council released an important report called "global trends 2030" one trend it looks at is how demographic changes will shape the world. countries with younger, more dynamic populations will grow faster. while the median age in mexico will be 30, 40, japan's median age will hit 52. america actually has an advantage here at 39. our median age will only be five years older than that of mexico's. trends don't ensure particular outcome, but it's clear that contrary to its global image, mexico's economy has momentum. it will be among the world's top ten economies by the end of this decade. smart reforms can build it further. the irony is that one possible impediment to mexico's growth could be the very country that is its biggest asset, the united state
. other top headline, five stories, one min. hsbc paying $1.29 billion fine to settle a multiyear probe. the u.s. justice department saying the bank failed to endorse rules to prevent laundering of criminal cash. 49% stake in virgin atlantic airways for $360 million. they begin a joint venture on daily round trip flights between the the u.k. and north america. direct tv charging $3 more a month for sports network for those who want packages above the lowest tier. the 20 # 13 l.a. dodgers set to have the largest opening day payroll in major league baseball history with a recent report saying the payroll is more than $220 million beating out the previous record held by, yes, 2008's david's new york yankees, and speaking of the yankees, dropping stubhub as the retailer of choice. the refusal to set a price floor for transactions prompted the team to opt out of the deal, and, yes, i blew it. you heard the buzzer. david: oh, you were close. we've seen images of angry protesters in michigan heating up all over michigan, but despite the push back, the house there approved a right-to-work bill
followed suit and declined to a 16-month high. insurance surged 5% after hsbc explored a stake group. the nikkei closed at a seven-month high. shares gained 4% after the qualcomm investment firm. in south korea, samsung hit another all-time high, helping the kospi finish higher by .6 of a percent. this despite a slightly slower gdp growth in q3. back to you. >> sixuan, thanks very much indeed for that. that's feeding into european markets. flat as a pancake. this is where we stand. ftse 100 up half a percent. cac up 7%. break that down into sectors, you will see basic resources, best gainer. that son the back of the chinese data. banks not doing too badly as well, so europe helping out a little bit on that side as well. three sectors. household goods. certainly having the market impact at the moment. plenty of other data to go. on the debt markets, we'll keep our eyes on spanish auctions. probably nothing too much to worry about there. this is the service sector and the autumn statement will get a big focus for guilts today. 1.83% on the yields. on the currency markets, we talked abo
's speculation of state backed institutional buying and a better early pmi reading from hsbc. that showed china's factory activity climbed to a 14-month high. it's the fifth straight monthly gain with new orders to a 19-month high and stronger job snaps, as well. on the markets, infrastructure placed the top gainers. hope for beijing's urban growth plan. financials soared on cheap valuations. shares in hong kong got a modest lift, ending higher by .7%. petrochina ended 1.3% higher. in japan's, the tankan pure say might have put more pressure on the boj to raise rates next week. sharp shares gained nearly 8% today and it has chalked up a more than 50% rise on short covering. >> the aussie market ended flat around its 17-month high. the index sensex is higher by .5%. back to you. >> thank you for that. were seeing the dow poised to open higher. similar gains to the nasdaq and s&p 500, which have been rallying this weeks, but not by great leaps and bounds. the cnbc ftse 300 is lower by 0.2%. european bourses are mixed. we are seeing the mib and the ibex in italy gaining on the day. still adding ab
market news, a lot of talk about china this morning. a final reading of hsbc's manufacturing purchasing manager's survey for china rising in november, first time above the key 50 mark which indicates expanding rather than contraction. it's been since october of last year. also abroad greece announcing it will buy back bonds through a dutch auction. the set up whether allow athenss to assess the level of demand before setting a final bryce for the deal. part of the country's efforts to cut its about a along debt. and in germany, merkel is not ruling out the possibility of notifying greece some of its debt once athens finances are in better shape. angela merkel told a german tabloid that the question of the so-called haircut can be revisited. in the past, merkel's government had ruled out forgiving any debt. >> in corporate new, ubs is reportedly close to a settlement. the "new york times" says the swiss bank is expected to pay horn $450 million over claims that some of its employees submitted false libor rates. that's pretty huge story and we will take a look and ten to see what happens
reuters which follows these things and keeps track of them. we're talking, you know, latest deal hsbc $9.4 billion sale. 15.6% stake in insurance group to thailand based investor group but we're talking about cross border when we talk about china don't forget. we focus so often on u.s. and u.s. companies. the chinese may not be doing a lot of investing for various reasons including political considerations, but they are investing around the world aggressively when it comes to resources. no deal more reflective of that than the one we are waiting for, investors in takeover space are waiting for approval if it does, i'm talking about cnooc's. we'll see if that deal is going to occur. many expect that it will. that seems to be where it is. one never knows on these important issues but again another deal, important deal adding to that very large total for m&m out of china. >> something to watch going into 2013. >>> whirlpool has had the fourth best performance on the s&p 500 so far this year. we'll talk to the ceo about his plan to expand in the united states coming up in the next hour. >>>
that hsbc agreed to last week to settle that money laundering probe. >> crazy thing that stock's up. it's leading the exchange there today because people had been expecting maybe a slightly higher fine even than that. three times the amount. it was supposedly taking place for five to seven years, 30 to 40 traders have left. pretty pervasive. >> i wonder how much they -- they make money or lose money after -- >> after all was said and done. $1.5 billion. >> probably lost. they did well. the libor stuff, if you can set rates -- >> well, and the crazy thing, it affects so many different instruments and so many people and so many businesses. >> right. >> i don't know that you could ever actually figure out all the implications from it. >> right. from everyone. and in a related story this morning, the f.t. reports that the new york fed was warned as early as mid 2008 that banks might have been misrepresenting their libor borrowing rate. that was to aid their own trading positions. and that date is much earlier than previously known. according to the f.t., yep, then-new york fed president tim
institution. of course, following that $1.9 billion fine that was given to hsbc. what we do know is that the company is admitting criminal wrongdoing in its japanese arm because, you know, around 30 traders worldwide had manipulated the yen libor between 2005 and 2010. the ceo speaking this morning says, you know, despite the troubles in the japanese arm, he does not believe that there's -- the bank is going to be shutting down the operations in that country entirely. saying that 30 to 40 people have already left the bank. they also gave us a bit more information on what kind of impact this will have on profits. they see a fourth quarter net loss of around 2.5 billion swig franks. a full-year profit of 2.5 to 3 billion. and the most important part, why shares are trading up. they still expect a fourth quarter net new money being positive. and again, i mean, it's puzzling to some. on the other hand, investors are clearly focusing on the rebound story much more than the lobbyer story because, you know, these are things of the past. >> and also it's the "wall street journal" reporti
the focus turns once you have the news of monti's resignation. one thing we do want to note, hsbc had its rating cut from double a minus to double a. abercrombie & fitch, open humor out with a notice saying the retailer looks to the markets over the holidays. s intermec is looking to be up in 2013. jim, back to you. >> let's shift to the bonds and dollars. >> you know, looking at the ten-year, seeing it hovering around 160, is about as shocking as the sun coming up in the morning. but nonetheless, last week on interday trades, looked like we were going to close in the high 150s, which would have taken us back many more months. you can see the closing yield chart, going back all the way to august 1st. now, look at boon yields. political issues. you can have the best-laid plans by central banks in the end. ballot boxes, politics, it can get messy. think about what's going on here. now, if we look at the boon going back to august 1st, it's a differe bit of a different pattern. it is hovering at the lowest yields. it did close below yields since august. if we switch gears a bit, move a little
of the big corporate news and this one is actually a global corporate story. >> hsbc. we're talking about paying $1.9 billion in the money lawnering lapses. a brirchb lender admitting to a breakdown of controls, in a statement announcing a deferred payment. yesterday standard chartered agreed to pay $27 million agreeing that it violates sanctions against iran and two other international companies. >> if you're an international bank and you prael without getting into this kind of trouble? >> no. >> can you actually operate without money laundering? >> i'm just saying, if you're going to be in business in all these types of markets, isn't this going to happen? >> aren't there sxwier countries that would be probably -- that it would stead if you don't want any business tale. >> was there a fascination in this country about whether you want to indict the whole institution or what happens systemically. >> is this your sequel? >> i was on the phone last night. one of the two publishers that are left. we have other news on wall street this morning, morgan stanley said to be considering asking th
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